Wednesday 21 February 2018

Adnan Januzaj and Will Keane star as United U-21s trounce Southampton

The Belgium international was on his first outing since returning from loan at Borussia Dortmund

Simon Rice

Adnan Januzaj forced himself back into the reckoning at Manchester United with two goals for the club's Under-21 side last night.

The Belgium international was sent out on loan to Borussia Dortmund for the season but after failing to make an impression in the Bundesliga, saw his time at the Westfalenstadion cut short.

Whilst returning to Manchester United early was an embarrassing development for the 20-year-old, it has provided Januzaj with an opportunity to force Louis van Gaal to reassess his view of him and his performance last night will have gone some way to fulfilling that.

He opened the scoring against Southampton Under-21s with a deflected shot just before half-time, won a penalty which was converted by Will Keane and netted again himself when he smashed home in the 79th minute.

The 4-0 win at Leigh Sports Village was Januzaj's first outing since returning from Dortmund and will have allayed concerns about a lack of match fitness.

Manchester United play Southampton at Old Trafford this Saturday.

Video: Januzaj nets two v Southampton

Will Keane to Adnan Januzaj... and it's in! Catch the U21s' 4-0 win on MUTV at 11:00 GMT:

Posted by Manchester United on Tuesday, January 19, 2016

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